Jun
18

The hits keep coming this fall!

The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb has announced five more shows for its 2018 Fall Season. With nine shows already announced, the Egyptian is ramping up for its biggest Fall Season yet!

On September 29, the Egyptian will host Sandi Patty. Winner of forty Dove Awards, five Grammys, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records and five gold records, Sandi Patty is one of the most celebrated Christian artists of our time. Joined by Christ Community Church’s Worship Group, Sandi brings her Farewell Tour to the Egyptian early this fall.

Then on October 27, the Egyptian will welcome The Midtown Men which reunites the four original cast members of the Broadway smash hit, Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men celebrates the wonderful music of the sixties and is performed by Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. Don’t miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances, and legendary on-stage chemistry.

On November 3, international sensation The Ten Tenors will take the stage. Straight from Australia, The Ten Tenors are known for their breathtaking vocals as well as performing to sold out shows across the globe. This is one vocal performance you are not going to want to miss!

And on November 10, the Egyptian is excited to welcome The Chicago Authority. The Chicago Authority pays tribute to the legacy of the iconic band Chicago with an amazing show that includes such classics as Make Me Smile, Saturday in the Park, 25 or 6 to 4 and many more. Celebrate a 50-year musical legacy and a new-again Hall of Fame popularity with a band that has been called “the best Chicago tribute band in the world,” The Chicago Authority.

Moving into December, on December 7, Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas returns to the Egyptian by popular demand! Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and performs in complete darkness. Brighten your holidays this season with a show that is fun for all ages!

So the line-up for these latest show announcements is Sandi Patty on Saturday, September 29 at 7 PM, The Midtown Men on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM, The Ten Tenors on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 PM, The Chicago Authority on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 PM, and Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for all five shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 22 at 10 AM. Tickets can be bought at Egyptian Theatre box office in person on Thursdays from 10 AM – 2 PM, via phone at 815-758-1215 or online at www.egyptiantheatre.org.

The Egyptian Theatre located in Downtown DeKalb is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc.  Annual support of the Egyptian Theatre is provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Tapa La Luna, and Shaw Media.  For more information on the Egyptian Theatre visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.

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Jun
14

Six more shows coming this fall!

The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb has announced six more shows for its 2018 Fall Season. With three shows already announced, The High Kings, Marc Cohn and The Simon & Garfunkel Story, the Egyptian is ramping up for its biggest Fall Season yet!

In September, the Egyptian will welcome Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash on September 8. Get the feeling that you are witnessing a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

On September 12, the Egyptian will host Steely Dane. Winner of Madison Magazine’s Best Cover Band, Steely Dane is dedicated to not only faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, but to bringing an energetic live-show experience to the crowd.

Continuing the September schedule, The Sweet will take the Egyptian’s stage on September 22 for their 50th Anniversary Tour. With over 55 million records sold and 34 #1 hits worldwide, The Sweet still performs to sold out audiences around the globe. Performing glam-rock hits such as Fox on the Run & The Ballroom Blitz.

Moving into October, the Egyptian will welcome The Stranger: A Tribute to Billy Joel on October 13. The Stranger is the complete, premier tribute to the music of one of the world’s most beloved performers, Billy Joel. With looks and skills just like Billy, you’ll soon forget you are watching a tribute show.

Then on October 20, Catapult: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance will take the stage. As seen on America’s Got Talent as finalists, Catapult is a shadow dance company that is fun for the whole family.

And on November 2, the Egyptian is excited to welcome back Think Floyd USA. Celebrating the music of Pink Floyd, Think Floyd USA returns to the Egyptian focusing on Pink Floyd’s pivotal album Dark Side of the Moon.

So the line-up for these latest show announcements is Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 PM, Steely Dane on Friday, September 12 at 8 PM, The Sweet on Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 PM, The Stranger: A Tribute to Billy Joel on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 PM, Catapult: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 PM and Think Floyd USA on Friday, November 2 at 8 PM.

Tickets for all six shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 15 at 10 AM. Tickets can be bought at Egyptian Theatre box office in person on Thursdays from 10 AM – 2 PM, via phone at 815-758-1215 or online at www.egyptiantheatre.org.

The Egyptian Theatre located in Downtown DeKalb is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc.  Annual support of the Egyptian Theatre is provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Tapa La Luna, and Shaw Media.  For more information on the Egyptian Theatre visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.

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May
31

US Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus will return to DeKalb!


The US Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus returns after their wildly successful Veterans’ Day show this past fall.

From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Tokyo, The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than half a century. As the premier touring musical representatives for the United States Army, they travel thousands of miles each year present­ing a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad.

The organization’s four performing components, the Concert Band, the Soldiers’ Chorus, the Jazz Ambassadors, and The Volunteers, each tour more than 100 days annually. Through their performances, these Musical Ambassadors of the Army keep the will of the American people behind the members of the Armed Forces and support diplomatic efforts around the world.

This special concert is offered FREE to the community and is taking place at the DeKalb Park District Band Shell.

Event is FREE and NO tickets are required!

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May
21

Two new shows announced for Fall 2018 schedule!

THE HIGH KINGS: DECADE TOUR – Friday, September 21 @ 8 PM

Multiplatinum artists The High Kings make their debut at the Egyptian Theatre.  The true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, The High Kings are internationally acclaimed singers of Irish folk songs. A quartet of accomplished musical pedigrees, the band first exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2008. They have sold out hundreds of shows in Ireland and the US, and appeared on numerous TV shows. The High Kings showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between the four of them, bringing a rousing acoustic flavor to brand new songs as well as old favorites. Their first ‘Best of’ Compilation ‘DECADE’ was released in November 2017.  The DECADE World Tour promises a joyous trip down Memory Lane, to the music and song of yesteryear, this time performed in a contemporary style and arrangement which still remains true to the original. Here’s to the next ten years . . . Here’s to The High Kings . . .

Tickets go on sale to Friends of the Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday, May 22 at 10 AM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 25 at 10 AM.

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY – Sunday, November 4 @ 4 PM

Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

Tickets go on sale to Friends of the Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday, May 22 at 10 AM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 25 at 10 AM.

 

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Apr
25

Egyptian Theatre to take part in Give DeKalb County

The Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb is gearing up for Give DeKalb County on May 3. This year the theater is raising funds for a new digital HD movie projector.

When the Egyptian Theatre first opened its doors in 1929 it was as a grand movie palace and that tradition continues today with the showing of seasonal film series, free kids’ movies, community film series and more. But the current projector is failing and in order to better serve theater patrons, it must be replaced.

Be sure to tune in on Facebook on May 3 starting at 8 a.m. as the Egyptian Theatre will be posting at the top of the hour throughout the day with donation updates and community member interviews.

To donate to the Egyptian Theatre on May 3, visit lightscameradonate.org all day or donate in person with cash or check at the DeKalb County Community Foundation building, 475 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb, is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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